Agriculture and the Environment: Perspectives on Sustainable by Ernst Lutz

By Ernst Lutz

Agriculture in constructing international locations has been remarkably efficient over the last few many years; in spite of the fact that, the creation degrees have been accomplished on the fee of putting extra pressure on usual assets and the surroundings. This quantity brings jointly cutting-edge utilized, useful examine concerning agriculture, improvement, and the surroundings within the constructing international. It makes an attempt to distill present wisdom and to summarize it in readable shape for improvement practitioners. the place attainable, authors use particular examples to point which ways have labored and that have no longer, lower than which stipulations, and why.

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Ashby, Edwin B. Knapp, and Helle Munk Ravnborg 118 11 Innovative Approaches to Technology Generation and Dissemination for Low-Income Farmers John Farrington and Graham Thiele 130 12 People-Centered Agricultural Development: Principles of Extension for Achieving Long-Term Impact Roland Bunch 145 13 Making Market-Assisted Land Reform Work: Initial Experience from Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa Klaus Deininger 156 14 Decentralization and Biodiversity Conservation Julian Caldecott and Ernst Lutz 175 15 The Importance of Gender Issues for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Rural Development Agnes R.

It will entail more on-the-ground testing with pilot projects before scaling up to larger efforts. Farmers, local communities, nongovernmental organizations, and other parts of civil society will need to be involved in rural development activities to a greater extent than before. Farmers, although operating with incomplete knowledge and discounting the future in accordance with their level of income and wealth, will be viewed as rational managers who seek to achieve many objectives (such as increased food security and income and decreased risks) given the many constraints they face.

In chapter 6, Anderson notes that the world, during the past decade, at last began reducing distortions to agricultural incentives in significant ways. The long-term growth in agricultural protection in high-income countries slowed, and the heavy direct and indirect taxation of agriculture was reduced in numerous lower-income countries. Anderson addresses the concern that agricultural trade liberalization in industrial countries may have negative effects on rural and natural environments, on agriculture's resource base, and on food safety.

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